What a weird year it has been. I’m certain that none of us could have predicted the tumult, isolation, and emotional exhaustion that 2020 would contain. Over the past nine months, I have slowly gotten better at coping with the current realities of our world. One of my best self care tools has been time spent in the kitchen cooking or baking. I have shared much less of that here on these pages than in years past due to having little mental bandwidth for writing posts or regularly taking pretty photos, but the kitchen has remained a source of joy and healing for me. There are few things I love more than making something delicious for myself and those I love to enjoy together.
It is rare these days for me to find time to bake something simply for the fun of trying a new recipe. Recently I carved out a bit of time to bake these raspberry cheesecake streusel bars and I can hardly find the words to convey how much we love them. I love a good bar and I truly adore cheesecake, and this is a killer recipe. I’m sure other fruit could be substituted but I think raspberries ideal choice for their tart-sweet flavor and their fruit that lends just the right texture for contrast with the creamy cheesecake and crumbly streusel. I hope you bake these and love them as much as we do.
Here’s hoping next year is a heck of a lot better than this one.